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>> developing now on "action news," college campus tragedy. a student is struck and killed days before the holiday break. >> accuweather is tracking a cool down, you might actually need a winter coat this weekend. >> believe the hype, no star wars mind trick here, the first fans to see the force awakens say it is great. good morning, 5:30, friday, tam is off, erin o'hern joins us, david and karen have weather and traffic. >> reporter: we have a little bit of rain starting to creep up into southern delaware. it might clip south jersey aoff the coast. not a big deal. out to the west of us, thinner clouds we expect the cloudy start to transition to a brighter afternoon. 51 in millville, and trenton. 47 in allentown and reading. these numbers are on their way
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down and won't come back up in the afternoon. 46 by 6:00 a.m. it could be cooler by 8:00. 46 degrees by 8:00 a.m. temperatures are not going to come back to the current 51. looks like by noon we're at 48. we mate get up to 49 by -- we may get up to 49 by 3:00 p.m. sliding back to 44 by 6:00. i'll have the more on the evening e plans coming up. >> reporter: come baby-sit i have evening plans. you're good to go on the vine, the construction crews have gone. in olney, we have fire department activity here, north 5th street is blocked near rockland. stick to masher to get around the fire crews.
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turnpike westbound looking good. all lanes back open now that the construction has left. mcdade boulevard, southbound traffic heading toward i-95. a good shot of the roads drying out nicely. coming down from villanova or broomall no delays on the blue route. >> a crash killed a pedestrian near ursinus college and overnight the school confirmed the victim was a student there. "action news" reporter, annie mccormick is live on the campus in collegeville. annie. >> reporter: matt we are waiting to learn the name of the young victim who went to ursinus college. it was along this busy road main street that goes through ursinus that happened last night. this is video from the scene around 6:30 yesterday evening main street near 6th avenue. police say the student was
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struck and killed after being hit by a vehicle. the vehicle did stop at the scene and the police say the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the vehicle and witnesses stayed by and fully cooperated with police. a tweet later in the evening, late last night around 11:30 was sent out by you are ursinus college. we caught up with a student this morning who said everyone on campus is sad. >> i was actually in a test and everyone we heard all the alarms going off and all, we couldn't -- and then we got out and we heard that someone had been hit and killed. it was in our community, we didn't know who it was, everybody was going home and we were happy, and now we're sad.
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>> reporter: they were happy heading home from holiday break because their finals wrap up on saturday, most of the students who have finishing their finals are staying around until friday and saturday. students are saddened about the death of one of their own. reporting live in collegeville, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> new this morning, a basement fire forced out a family in south jersey, the flames started around midnight on the 1400 block of north chesapeake road in camden. the red cross is helping the residents, none of them were hurt. philadelphia police are investigating the death of a woman found inside an abandoned home. the body was discovered on the 2200 block of north chadwick street yesterday. the detectives have not identified the woman nor have they released a manner of death. happening today a hearing is scheduled for a former death row inmate over his medical
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care. abdomin bull jamal's -- jamar spent 31 years in the slaying of a philadelphia police officer. he is serve ago life sentence in schuylkill county. >> star wars is playing in theaters nationwide. it is king of prussia. you name a time there's and a showing for you. tickets are still available because it is practically playing around the clock. >> it's all the hype that you thought it would be. some of it is is bigger and some of it is better. it brings back the whole skywalker family. >> it was a great movie, i was
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super excited watching it, i'm excited for the neck one. it was a great night at the movie theater. >> we want you to join the action, use the force or your cell phone to send in your photo of the fun going on at the theater, #join the action or join the action at >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we are dry, there might be a sprinkle in southern delaware, maybe catching cape may county briefly over the next couple of hours. right now we don't have anything. as we take a look outside, there's a lot of cloud cover over the ben franklin bridge in penns landing. the breeze is starting to pick up a little bit, that will be part of the story today. currently 51 degrees in philadelphia. the winds are up to 15 miles per hour. chilly. the numbers will drop over the
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next couple of hours. when it turns around it won't come back to this one, we'll be in the 40s in philadelphia. the rain is clipping parts of southern delaware, it may mills cape may county. it will be close. the clouds eventually will give way to the thinner clouds we should return sunshine into the picture as we go through the day. 46 degrees by 8:00. 11:00, 47. the numbers will steady and not go that far. well get up to 49 in philadelphia say around 3:00 p.m. and then down to 47 by 5:00 p.m. high temperatures this afternoon across the region, 46 in allentown. 47 in reading. 48 in trenton. 48 in wilmington, 50 in millville and close to 50 down the shore. if you're heading out for dinner or a movie. again we're at 51 on the storm tracker 6 live app. here's where we go at 5:00 and all the way down to 11. the numbers continue to fall, as
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soon as 9:00 a.m. we could be in the upper 30s in philadelphia. bundle up as you head out this evening. saturday it's going to be cold in the morning with a morning start up temperature in the 20s in most suburbs. we'll get back to 44 for the high, with the strong blustery winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour. even at the height of the afternoon warming it will feel like the 30s, feeling like winter on saturday, a/number on sunday, less wind on sunday, so things will get better. the seven day from accuweather. today we have clouds and sun, in the afternoon getting back up to 49. blustery and cold on saturday, high of 44. windchills in the 30s in the afternoon. and then less wind and chilly on sunday, high of 46, still fairly sunny, the eagles play at night. you'll want to bundle up for that one, you'll be in the 30s by the end of the game. monday, cloudy and milder, 56 degrees, winter arrives before midnight. it will be milder, there will be
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a touch of rain. tuesday, mainly cloudy skies, a nice high of 62. a little bit more rain is possible late in the day or at night on tuesday, on wednesday, 66. that will tie a record high if we get it. clouds and sun, another afternoon shower, christmas eve, cloudy, warm, a high of 70 degrees can't rule out a shower at some point. i don't think it's a washout on christmas eve. christmas day is looking dry, no snow this year high in the 60s. >> popsicles instead of cookies. >> we're following breaking news this morning, the vatican announces overnight that pope francis will anoint a nun to sainthood. >> a robber trying to do to rob a gas station in new york, the clerk pulled out a shoe to fight him back. >> reporter: we have an accident
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on the blue route, we'll see if we see emergency workers on the scene. that's coming up. >> an nba player helped deliver his new baby girl that's ahead on "action news." this holiday, ford america's best-selling brand is giving you more. the ford holiday sales event... with 0% financing for 60 months on 2015 f-150 and focus and 2016 fusion and escape. plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on 2015 focus and 2016 fusion and escape. it's the best gift ever. now during the ford holiday sales event get 0% financing for 60 months plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on select vehicles. see your local ford dealer.
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>> 5:42, taking a live look at philadelphia international airport, got some stuff going on, a lot of business travelers
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heading out on this friday morning, we're in the late stages. fall it will feel like that around here. >> only for a little bit. karen is starting with a problem in plymouth meeting? >> reporter: yeah, we're looking live in plymouth meeting this is the blue route northbound, penndot will show us the accident scene. there's a piece of the car, a single-vehicle accident facing the wrong way in the left lane. we just spotted another vehicle up ahead on the right shoulder, not sure if it was related to the accident scene or just stopped to help, traffic is going by this guy facing the wrong way. a little scary until police come and set up flares here. the vehicle facing the wrong way. a piece of the fender up ahead. looks like he hit that and turned around here, no emergency workers here just yet. plymouth meeting blue route northbound approaching mid county. we'll keep that here and see if
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there are any emergency workers coming up. magnolia we have construction blocking the right lane, 30 westbound approaching warwick road there's a closure of lake boulevard because of construction, stick to laurel road. that one with construction and bridge repair. atlantic city westbound at the egg harbor toll plaza following the vehicle fire from a couple of weeks ago. the blue route, i'm not seeing emergency workers, that guy is facing the wrong way, making me nervous with no hazards out. we had fog last night, not this morning, the only spot we're seeing is half file in reading, 5 miles atlantic city airport. philadelphia 10 miles. no weather related problems.
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the vatican confirmed pope francis paved the way for mother teresa to become a saint. the pope recognized the second miracle. she was celebrated for working with the poor in calcutta. they died in 1997 at the age of 87. displj upstate new york convenience owner used his shoe to fight off the gun wielding robber. he demanded cash from the cash register, he threw a slipper at the suspect and hitting him near the face. he forced him out of the store. he was not hurt. an entire school in virginia was closed because of geography assignment to demonstrate the complexity of
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arabic writing. while there has been no specific threat against district, anyone strairts decided to cancel classes. a farm suiticcal -- pharmaceutical man was the most hated man in america for hiking drug. martin shkreli used a company he had founded as a personal bank to pay back former hedge fund clients money he lost in bad trades. >> martin shkreli it's like a ponzi scheme he used each subsequent company to pay off defrauded investors from the prior company. he was publicly vilified after raising the price for medication
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for aids and cancer patients from 13.50 to 750 dorls a -- dollars a pill. a california server said he was doing the right thing when he turned in a bag of $32,000. the server waited on a mother and daughter in fresno, california. when when they left they left behind the money in the booth, the cash is savings from the family business. they had plan to take it to the bank, but the server found the money and turned it into police. he didn't want to talk about his good deed. apple bee managers are not sure he'll take reward from the company or the family. >> i said the right thing to do, not because he wanted anything in return. >> they plan to thank the server and police for uniting them with their money. just a good deed. >> 5:47 affirm professional
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basketball player helps deliver his daughter using headphones. a california company is rewarding its worker with a major bonus. >> reporter: temperatures are dipping into the 40s staying there this afternoon. you might want to dust off the heavier coats, you'll need them tomorrow. we'll have the day planner forecast coming up next.
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it had trouble getting up after being stuck in the cold water, but it's doing just fine. >> it looked like a hippo at one point. >> it definitely friday. >> reporter: let's check on the accident scene, i was telling about it, even before police arrived, we not only have police in full force, but penndot, too. it was a scary situation for a little bit because that guy was facing the wrong way. no hazards on, no warning for drivers. this is the blue route northbound approaching mid county tolls, police and benefit to benefit -- penndot on the scene. they have a mess to clean up there. i-95 approaching highland avenue mo problems. the ramp from the i-95 northbound to the blue route northbound will close, the ramp from i-95 southbound to the blue route northbound will be redistricted from 9:00 p.m. to
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5:00 a.m. >> reporter: we have 30s in coatsville, fleetwood and slatington. close to that in pottstown, and 45 in warrington and 48 in center city. across the river in south jersey, 48 in glassboro, cinnaminson, in the upper 50s to lower 50s. upper 40 south through delaware. if you're running errands it's going to be a cooler one. 46 degrees under the clouds by 9:00. 48 by noon, the high today is 49 degrees at 3:00 p.m. technically we're in the 50s right now, but in the afternoon you'll get up to 49 degrees, it will be breezy, as well. >> thanks, david. you can get the seven-day forecast at an nba dad made his most important assist over the court this week. he is seen here holding his newborn daughter.
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he helped deliver her when the his fiance went into labor in the bathroom. taylor added that tied a pair of redhead phones around the umbilical cord until the ambulance arrived. mom and baby are doing well. a houston company are handing out holiday bonuses than most make in an entire year. workers will receive $100,000. pro rated on their higher date. the ceo promised the gift if the company met its goal. the oil and gas corporation ranks 20th on fortune's best companies list.
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from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., enjoy any medium latte need loving homes in new jersey. the animals could be seen in the home of a horder in pitman last night. the place on 100 block of 6th avenue was overrun with the felines. the state spca said they will be given veterinary care and taken to the gloucester county animal shelter before being put up for adoption. meek mill left his center city court hearing last night. he won't be going very far. a judge is restricting him to a five county area for violating parole. he must undergo several drug
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tests, the first one is today. he cannot perform concerts, but is allowed to do charity work. kenny gamble testified on his behalf to involve him in community service efforts. state assembly failed to override chris christie's veto of a gun control measure. the legislation would have required domestic violence offenders to surrender their guns while convicted or restraining order is in effect. governor christie argues that the bill is unnecessary because it duplicates current law. police in delaware open fire on a robbery suspect during a violent confrontation. >> fire breaks out in the olney section of philadelphia. video just in from the scene next.
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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this friday, december 18. tam is off, erin o'hern joins us, and breaking right now. >> a delaware state trooper comes face-to-face with an armed intruder and opens fire. >> we have new information about a deadly crash near a montgomery county college campus. >> two men are behind bars after another knife attack in center city. >> the temperatures are dropping as we speak. let's turn to david murphy and karen rogers. >> reporter: it's a chilly start across the region right now. take a look at satellite and radar, cloud cover aplenty across the region this morning. you can see the rain off the coast, southern delaware is getting clipped with a shower. cape may might catch a bit of that in the next couple of hours. 43 in allentown. 40 in


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